This week weâre going full-blown indie, with reviews of Irish animated adventure âSong of the Sea,â and New Zealand-set horror comedy âHousebound,â while the racial politics of college-set satire âDear White Peopleâ leave us with conflicted thoughts. We get off to an overwhelmingly positive start, as Julyâs instalment of the Red Light District features a Colombian festival hit and a Hammer Horror classic, and leads to digressions about the Best Actress Oscar race of 1963 and the richness of 2013âs world cinema. Elsewhere, thereâs a competition which could see you win DVDs of a Bresson classic and a recently restored Ealing Studios pic, plus Pete brings up an interesting anecdote involving Laurence Olivier and Vivien Leigh.
The weekâs news:
The death of Omar Sharif
The weekâs birthdays
[4:10 â 12:04]
Red Light District: Our regular feature in which we discuss non-new releases weâve seen from the past month, featuring discussion of âThe Curse of Frankenstein,â âHeartbreaker,â âHue and Cry,â âA Man Escaped,â âManos Sucias,â âA Most Wanted Man,â and âOut of the Cloudsâ!
[12:05 â 30:20]
Dear White People 32:50 â 46:09
Housebound 46:10 â 51:59
Song of the Sea 52:00 â 1:01:23
Shag, Marry or Kill?
The Garrett Gauge
Outro Music: The Smiths, âHeaven Knows Iâm Miserable Nowâ